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'Wii', oh why?

“Xbox 360,” an epic name of mystery and grand proportions. “PlayStation 3,” a name of nostalgia, imagination and infinite possibilities. “Wii,”- Um, I don’t know. What the hell does “Wii” even mean? How do you even pronounce it? "WEE Let's go on the swing!" or "Why is this such a terrible name?" The Japanese have been crazy when it comes to the video game industry for years, but when you change a next-gen console name from “Revolution” to “Wii,” you might as well rename it one more time to “We are Insane.

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'Silent Hill' redefines video game adaptations

Ryan Chartrand Doom,” “Resident Evil,” “Super Mario Bros.” These are only a few of the disappointing films that have stained theaters for the past decade, an era that many gamers and moviegoers have tried to forget. The words “Silent Hill,” however, mark a new era. If there has ever been a more dire need for […]

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The real deep impact

Julianne Byer Recently, I came across a blip of an article discussing a theory on the relationship a well-connected person can have on the others around them. It’s interesting, because we all like to think that we have even a mild affect on people. And it’s relevant because this is such an ideal time in […]

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'Scary Movie 4' marks the beginning of the end

Ryan Chartrand The “Scary Movie” series has been on a downward spiral ever since its comedy shifted from Rated-R to PG-13 humor. With the Wayans brothers no longer aboard the writing team and only a few worthy horror movies to parody, the latest in the series, “Scary Movie 4,” should have been a complete failure. […]

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You will either love 'Slither' or hate it

Ryan Chartrand “Slither” could be the most shocking film of 2006. But it isn’t shocking in the sense that watching a man take a bite out of someone’s wrist is rather unexpected or that you may find it difficult to breathe out of fear of bloody, oozing slugs one day sliding down your throat. Instead, […]

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Space battles galore in 'Empire at War'

Ryan Chartrand Even though I’m pretty sure I’ve killed Darth Vader at least a thousand times and I’m almost positive the Death Star can’t be rebuilt like a set of LEGOs anymore, everything seems to reset itself nicely year in and year out thanks to Star Wars games. LucasArts, in one more attempt at truly […]

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'Running Scared' is too fast, too furious

Ryan Chartrand Do you know where President Baker grew up? Baker Street. Right down the road from heaven: Forget the cute Hollywood sled dogs from “Eight Below,” leave the kids at home and tell the Disney Channel to interview someone else because it’s time for classic F-word bombing, fast car driving and shotgun blasting Paul […]

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Olympics, Football and Wrasslin'!

Ryan Chartrand If you want to view paradise, simply take a Gerry Rafferty CD and listen. Anything you want to do, do it. Want to the change the world, “Baker Street” lets you…do it: As hard as it is to admit, we “hardcore gamers” sometimes need a break from climbing raging colossi, solving the most […]

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'Pink Panther' is more of a yawn than a meow

Ryan Chartrand It’s amazing to think that there are a whopping 10 “The Pink Panther” films. It’s even more amazing to think that Steve Martin thought “Cheaper by the Dozen 2” was a good idea. With his career dwindling down and his hair still making his age as ambiguous as ever, Martin decided to take […]